College Week and Coffee-Hour Minutes

  • To submit an announcement: Email your announcement information to College Week by Thursday at noon to be printed in College Week for the following week.
  • To submit an event: Use the online submission form. Events submitted by Tuesday morning each week will be posted to the website calendar within two days and considered for College Week for the following week.
  • To announce in Coffee-Hour Minutes: If you would like to submit information, please send to by Thursday at 9:00 pm. Please make sure submissions are brief and ready to print. All events will be formatted to fit into a calendar (date, time, location) and submissions are subject to editing.

Events and programs
are added all the time to the online events calendar—share them, add them to your calendar, enjoy them! To have your event/program added to the calendar, please use the online submission form.


  • FWT PROPOSALS are due to Faculty Advisors by the end of Tuesday, September 30 for review. Also, be sure to schedule an appointment to discuss ideas with your advisor before October 15.
  • Be sure to schedule an appointment to discuss ideas with your advisor before October 15.

    BAD Announcements

  • All students interested in winter and spring sports at SVC , including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, baseball, women’s lacrosse, or softball should contact Michiel Considine for more information.
  • Southern Vermont College invites Bennington students to participate in their intramural flag football league this fall. Students are welcome to start their own teams or sign up as “free agents” and play for a team. Games will take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact Michiel Considine for more information.
  • DODGEBALL! This term’s dodgeball league begins on Wednesday, October 1 at 8:00 pm in Greenwall. Contact Michiel Considine for more information.
  • BENNINGTON VS. LANDMARK COLLEGE! The Bennington College Pioneers will take on Landmark College on Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 pm at the soccer field. Come cheer on your friends!
  • Wellness

    • Do You Have Questions About WELLNESS ON CAMPUS? The Bennington College Wellness Peers Alana Cooper, Benny Ehlers, Zoe Heegaard-LeGros, and Abby Mahler) welcome your questions and suggestions for programming, speakers, and services you’d like to see on campus. Please email BeWell with your input.
    • Interested in talking about DRUG AND ALCOHOL ISSUES on campus? Come to Bennington Substance Support Thursdays at 9:00 pm in the EAC.
    • CPR/FIRST AID WORKSHOP SERIES: REAL EMERGENCIES The second CPR/First Aid workshop of the fall series will be held on Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 pm in the Meyer Rec Barn upstairs dance studio. Topics covered will include natural disasters, terrorist attacks, car accidents, burning buildings, multiple wounds/multiple wounded -- triage, CPR & S-ABC. The event is free and open to all Bennington community members. Please contact Ron Zahavi or Shane Blunk with any questions.
    • DTGL 2K14 is fast approaching, and Kilpat would like to invite you (students, faculty, and staff) to an open discussion on the topic of “weekend wellness” at Bennington. This is a space to share questions, comments, and concerns as a way to clarify how we as a community at large feel about this historic event and all that it implies. We hope this conversation will clear up misconceptions, raise awareness of potential issues, and facilitate continuous discussion. Come to share, come to listen, we’re excited to see you there. CAPA Symposium, Monday September 29, 7:00pm.
    • NO FLU FOR YOU! Bennington College Health Services will be offering our annual flu shot clinic from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, September 30 & Tuesday, October 7. We are now able to bill your insurance directly, so there will be no out-of-pocket fee. Please bring your Insurance card with you so that we can submit for billing. For appointments or general questions, please email Billie Jo Tifft at, or call 802-440-4426 (ext. 4426 from campus phones). While it can be a major nuisance for healthy people, influenza kills around 30,000 susceptible Americans each season, and we do have people in the campus community who are at higher risk for complications. Getting a flu shot can reduce this’s the right thing to do! In Greenwall.
    • EVER THOUGHT ABOUT QUITTING SMOKING? NO ONE THING WORKS FOR EVERYONE! Health Services is forming a group to discuss creative ways to quit, tailored to the individual. If you are interested, please contact Celia or stop in to say hello. Health services is located in Commons at the base of the stairs to the dining hall and we are open M-F 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

Weekly Announcements

  • OLUYEMI AND IJEOMA THOMAS make some of the most daring musical and poetic statements in the genre of free improvisation. Join them as they create music and words of a spiritual and invocative nature with Bennington’s exemplary bassist Michael Bisio and percussionist Michael Wimberly. Wednesday, October 1 at 8:00 pm in the Deane Carriage Barn.
  • INTERFAITH’S SPEAKER SERIES for this term, “Sexualitiy, Spirituality,” begins this Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm in EAC 1. Our first speaker, Sean Lanigan, former Bennington College staff member and now Episcopal priest, will speak via Skype from California on “Bodily Generosity: risking a sexual ethic at the ‘most liberal college in America’.” Come hear about non-repressive and spiritually creative sexual ethics, with a discussion to follow. All are welcome.
  • Language Series presents IKEBANA, JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT, Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 pm in EAC 1. Yuji Ueno will give a demonstration of his floral art.
  • Information Session on the GRADUATE PROGRAM in International Affairs at The New School. Peter Hoffman ’91, associate professor at the New School, will discuss their graduate program on Saturday, October 4, at 5:30 pm in CAPA Design Lab 1.
  • Applications for the PUBLIC ACTION GRANT FOR STUDY ABROAD are due on Friday, October 17. Please see Noelle Murphy if you have any questions.
  • Applications for STUDENT CONFERENCE GRANTS will be accepted on a rolling basis until Monday, November 15. Priority is given to students who present their work at conferences, though applications from student attendees are considered as well. See Noelle Murphy for details.
  • Applications for the LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP are due on Monday, November 17 at 10:00 am. Students with Plans concentrating in the social sciences are encouraged to apply. Please see Noelle Murphy with questions.
  • ANTAGONIST ART MOVEMENT. PAC will be hosting the “Antagonist Weekend” featuring the NYC-based Antagonist Art Movement. The weekend program, taking place October 3 through 5, will include film screenings, a zine and printmaking workshop open to all students, and a critique & connection session with the members of the movement, plus concerts offered by invited bands. Email Andrea Tapia by the end of this week to sign up for the critique session (happening Sunday, October 5 at 10:00 am), as spots are limited.